Posted on: 30 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
JetBlue Airways and Qatar Airways have announced a new interline agreement to connect travellers seamlessly between the two carriers’ networks via New York JFK and Washington Dulles airports.
As a result of the agreement, customers will be able to purchase a single itinerary combining flights on both carriers’ global networks, affording them the ease of one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in.
Qatar Airways operates daily non-stop flights from Houston, New York and Washington, DC to Doha International Airport using its young fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.
JetBlue customers can avail themselves of Qatar Airways’ connecting service to destinations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions, including 12 cities in India and a number of destinations unavailable through JetBlue’s other partners including Bali, Indonesia; Cebu, Philippines; Phuket, Thailand; and Hanoi, Vietnam.
From Washington Dulles, JetBlue offers service to Boston, New York, and a number of cities in California and Florida. "We’re honoured to partner with Qatar Airways, an airline that, like JetBlue, is constantly focused on delivering a premium experience to all travellers," commented Dave Barger, JetBlue’s president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to introducing JetBlue’s award-winning service to more and more customers from all corners of the globe."
Qatar Airways chief executive officer, Akbar Al Baker, added, "We are pleased to now be growing our passenger base through this partnership with JetBlue which offers a convenient travel experience from JetBlue’s domestic network in the United States to the many international destinations we fly to beyond our hub in Doha, Qatar."